Updating its NX10 mirrorless interchangeable lens camera, Samsung announces the new NX11 fully integrated with its i-Function series of lenses. Both the NX10 and NX11 are equipped with APS-C sized sensors.
Samsung's i-Function technology includes a control ring around the lens used to make adjustments to various camera settings. By twisting the ring, the user can adjust a setting such as white balance or aperture.
The Samsung NX11 doesn't stray far from the NX10's model. The NX11 uses the same 3.0-inch AMOLED monitor and 23.4 x 15.6 mm CMOS sensor with 14 megapixels. It will have a 921k-dot EVF like the NX10. The biggest difference between the two cameras is the NX11's ability to accept the i-Function lenses that were introduced with the NX100 we previewed at Photokina.
Samsung's CEO Mr. Sangjin Park revealed at a Photokina press conference that they were at work on a new sensor to bring better high ISO performance and 1080p HD video to the NX series. We can assume that sensor must still be under construction.
The NX11 also has a "priority mode dial," designed to help the user pick the best shooting mode for its corresponding i-Function lens.
The camera will be packaged with a new stabilized 18-55 mm i-Function lens. It covers an equivalent range of 27.7-84.7 mm when coupled to the NX11 and features a maximum aperture of f/3.5 at wide angle and 5.6 at telephoto. Two additional i-Function lenses, a 20 mm f/2.8 and 20-50 mm, debut with the NX11.
Pricing and availability
The Samsung NX11 will be bundled with the 18-55 mm lens for $649 and should go on sale sometime in February 2011.